Lambton College president Judith Morris receives CICan’s Distinguished Service Award

Ottawa, June 22, 2021 – Judith Morris, President and CEO of Lambton College is this year’s recipient of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s (CICan) Distinguished Service award, recognizing her strong leadership and remarkable contribution to the college system as a whole.

Judith is a passionate and innovative academic leader with more than 30 years of experience working in post-secondary education. For the past eight years, Judith has served as the President & CEO of Lambton College, helping to establish the College as a global leader in research, education and innovation.

“Judith Morris’ career in postsecondary education, spanning over three decades, has been truly inspirational”, noted CICan’s president and CEO, Denise Amyot. “She set a standard for breaking down barriers when she became the first female President of Lambton College and that was only the beginning. Judith continued to break down barriers as she led a small college from rural Ontario to become a national leader in applied research and a popular destination for growing numbers of international students.”

As a leader, Judith Morris is known for fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among faculty, staff, and students, and is a vocal champion for equality and accessibility in education. She is also a strong advocate for experiential learning opportunities for students and has been instrumental in linking industry and education through college collaborations with businesses.

The CICan Distinguished Service Award is bestowed by CICan’s Presidents’ Leadership Network, which brings together college presidents and directors general from across Canada, upon one of its members, current or past, in honor of their service and contribution to the college and institute system nationally.

About Colleges and Institutes Canada:

Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) is the voice of Canada’s publicly-supported colleges, institutes, cegeps and polytechnics, and an international leader in education for employment with ongoing programs in over 25 countries. CICan’s members add over $190B to Canada’s economy each year and contribute to inclusive economic growth by working with industry and community partners to offer more than 10,000 programs to learners in urban, rural, remote, and northern communities.


For more information:

Julien Abord-Babin
Senior Strategic Communications Officer
Colleges and Institutes Canada
Phone: 613-746-2222 ext. 3131
Twitter: @CollegeCan